If you aren’t sure if you are ready for marriage or not, then you need to think about your relationship and the way that you feel about your partner overall. You also need to think about your finances, and whether or not getting married is the right thing to do.
You love yourself
You can’t hope to be happy with someone else if you are not 100% happy with yourself. Sure, you might be able to ask for your partner’s support if you are ever upset but marriage is about joining two people together and not giving up on your own hopes and dreams. Don’t look to your partner with the hope that they can fill the void in your life because they certainly won’t be able to.
You start relating to love songs
You might have made fun of those gushy ballads once in your life, but if you feel as though now you can somewhat relate to them then this could be a sure-fire sign that you are ready to take that next step. You may feel as though when you are apart from your partner, that your chest feels heavy and that you just can’t be comfortable. If this is the case, then this shows that you truly do care about the other person and that you are willing to move forward.
You’re not searching for your better half
If you think that you are ready for marriage, then you should have no dating apps on your phone, and you should have also ceased communicating with someone who you once had a crush on. You may also feel as though you are ready to commit and that you are willing to make your relationship the best it can be.
Your family and friends are on your Side
At the end of the day, nobody knows you better than your family and your friends. If they are telling you that they approve of your love, then great. If they are bringing up red flags or if they are warning you about what the future might hold, then it is time for you to put on the brakes so that you can address their concerns properly. Peak coupledom happens when you work together and when you are able to solve problems properly. If you feel as though you are ready to save the world together then this is a sign that you are ready to get married.
You feel like superheroes together
It doesn’t matter whether you are trying to tag-team with your grocery list or whether you are trying to put together an incredibly hard piece of Ikea furniture because there will be moments when you feel as though you can take on the world. If you feel as though this is the case and that nothing could get in your way, then it’s time to start working on those “save the date” cards.
You don’t have a problem apologising
Everyone messes up at some point, but if you feel as though you are ready to take that next step with someone then you need to make sure that you can apologise. You also need to be as sincere as you can. If you don’t feel as though you can do this, then this would indicate that you are not quite ready for marriage just yet.
You Don’t Threaten to Leave
If your partner is always avoiding some of the more difficult decisions that could be taking place or if they are always trying to walk out whenever things get heated, then this is not good for your relationship at all. You have to make sure that you can work with one another and that you can also work through even the most difficult of arguments.
You’re on the same page
You might want kids, but does your partner? How would they feel about having kids in the future? Things like this need to be discussed before you get married because you have to make sure that you are on the same page overall. If you do want to go ahead with not having any kids, then you may want to look into the cost of vasectomy so that you can go forward knowing that you are both happy with the decision.
Effort is mandatory
Some might say that love is truly effortless, but this is not the case at all. Affection might be easy to show and wanting to work on your problems is natural, but you do still need to put the work in so that you can really be happy with one another. You both need to agree to do this if you want your marriage to work so you need to keep this in mind if you can.
You’re financially stable
One of the main reasons why people argue is because they are not financially stable. You need to make sure that you communicate and that you are able to talk about your problems. This is especially the case if one of you is bringing debt into the marriage. If your partner does not like to talk about money, then this is understandable, but you do need to make sure that they are open and that they are willing to work on this where possible. If they aren’t then this would indicate that something needs to change.
You participate in each other’s hobbies
You might not have ever thought that fly fishing is something that you’d ever be interested in but if you want to be truly supportive to your partner, then you may want to give it a go from time to time. If you do, then you can give your partner the support that they need, and you can also help them to feel loved. You don’t need to take it up as a full hobby yourself but you do need to show an interest, so your partner feels loved and supported. They need to show you the same courtesy as well.